Lagos, Nigeria, is home to 21 million people, but only 40% of their trash is collected. The rest ends up in heaps, spreading disease. To lessen the burden, a local named Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola launched the recycling startup Wecyclers. Its challenge: Teach people to care about trash. http://www.fastcompany.com/3039733/my-way/turning-trash-into-treasure
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Congratulations to Nigerian recycling initiative Wecyclers on winning the Sustainia Award 2014. Based in the city of Lagos, Wecyclers is empowering local communities to make money of the unmanaged waste piling up in their street. So far, more than 5,000 households have signed up to create healthier and wealthier neighborhoods in the city. A strong
Uncollected trash is a huge problem in the developing world. By estimates only 10% of solid waste in Africa is collected, resulting in pollution, disease and environmental crisis, but most of this materials are recyclable. Wecyclers uses bicycle powered collection vehicles to create a sustainable solution to this waste crisis.